Steve McManaman: ‘Ballon d'Or in reach if Bellingham leads England to Euros glory’

Jude Bellingham
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Former Real Madrid and England midfielder Steve McManaman believes Jude Bellingham would have a huge chance of winning this year's Ballon d'Or, if he guides England to European Championship success in Germany.

Bellingham hit the ground running in his debut campaign at Real Madrid, scoring 19 goals in 28 La Liga matches to help Los Blancos to a 36th league title, then helping them to Champions League glory at Wembley.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.

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